Damage remains for farmers

Damage remains for farmers

A large slip along Te Parae Rd, near Masterton, closed the road on Thursday. PHOTO/FILE BECKIE WILSON beckie.wilson@age.co.nz Most farmers will be doing it “pretty tough” after the devastation caused by last week’s adverse weather, Federated Farmers Wairarapa...

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United with hope

United with hope

About 50 supporters turned out to Sunday's Hope Walk in Featherston. PHOTO/BECKIE WILSON Bereaved: ‘One thing we are not lacking is hope’ BECKIE WILSON beckie.wilson@age.co.nz It has been seven years since Toni Ryan last saw her son smile. She lost her son, Sam Ryan,...

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Adios asbestos

Adios asbestos

The Empire Lodge on Queen St has asbestos in its roof. PHOTO/FILE Dump not accepting asbestos CAL ROBERTS cal.roberts@age.co.nz Ongoing costs to bring the landfill up to code means anyone handling asbestos will have to head out of town if they want to dispose of it...

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Gallipoli through a father’s eyes

Gallipoli through a father’s eyes

Hugo Manson with a photograph of his father Cecil in uniform. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Gallipoli holds a special place in the history of New Zealand. Masterton’s Hugo Manson heard first-hand from his father what it was like to be there. STEVE RENDLE talked to him about how...

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‘Top pub’ sets sights on national competition

‘Top pub’ sets sights on national competition

Tony Murphy serving up a top pint. PHOTO/CAL ROBERTS CAL ROBERTS cal.roberts@age.co.nz A Greytown publican is Auckland-bound, going head-to-head with the nation’s best in the semi-finals of Heineken’s Star Serve competition this week. Tony Murphy and his wife, Ursula,...

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Proposed trails face DoC scrutiny

Proposed trails face DoC scrutiny

New bike trails could boost tourism in the region, if the Department of Conservation approves. PHOTO/ FILE CAL ROBERTS cal.roberts@age.co.nz Proposed mountain bike trails could bring more riders to Wairarapa, if they can get the Department of Conservation onside. The...

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Dump cat seeks home

Dump cat seeks home

Penny, one month after being rescued. PHOTO/CAL ROBERTS CAL ROBERTS cal.roberts@age.co.nz Last month, the Times-Age brought you the story of Penny, a kitten left to die in a rat trap, surrounded by filth at Masterton’s landfill. She was rescued after a member of the...

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Flu season kicking in

Flu season kicking in

St Patrick’s School in Masterton. PHOTO/FILE Flu strikes fast in Wairarapa schools BECKIE WILSON beckie.wilson@age.co.nz Primary schools across the region have been hit with the flu, with large numbers of children away sick. Wairarapa Hospital is also seeing an...

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Tribute to film-making mother

Tribute to film-making mother

Film maker Heperi Mita was in Masterton recently for the screening of his documentary, Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen. PHOTO/REBECCA MCMILLAN PHOTOGRAPHY   Merata Mita played a significant part in the growth of the Maori screen industry as an accomplished...

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Books for brave kids

Books for brave kids

Wairarapa Hospital charge nurse manager Tess Geard, left, with Warwick Delmonte and Kalli Hooper. PHOTO/ SUPPLIED CAL ROBERTS cal.roberts@age.co.nz Hospital can be an unfamiliar, scary and boring place, especially for children. But an initiative to help children feel...

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Festival flying high as kite

Festival flying high as kite

The stream train on daffodil day in Carterton last year. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz The annual Carterton Daffodil Festival returns tomorrow as part of a jam-packed weekend filled with family fun events. The festival has been a big...

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Washed away

Washed away

A large slip along Te Parae Rd, near Masterton, closing the road on Thursday. PHOTO/ELISA VORSTER Lamb losses likely after heavy rain BECKIE WILSON beckie.wilson@age.co.nz Stormy weather could not have come at a worse time for the region’s farmers, who are in the...

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Banana skin match looms large

Banana skin match looms large

Tipene Haira on the attack for Wairarapa-Bush against Thames Valley last weekend. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV RUGBY JAKE BELESKI jake.beleski@age.co.nz Wairarapa-Bush coach Joe Harwood is well aware of the dangers facing his team as they prepare to take on perennial...

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